Tuesday, September 24, 2013

PicoVico to Launch Android Application on GDG DevFest 2013

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For info SMS GDG to 34001

Google Developers Group DevFest is a large scale community-run event that feature speaker sessions on various Google products, an all-day hackathon, code labs, and more. Last year 77 DevFests were organised across 41 countries that saw the participation of over 14,000 developers.

In past Google Developers Group Kathmandu has conducted various workshops and training programs on Android apps development, HTML5, Google APIs, Google Maps, App Engine development, Game Development, Web Applications and APIs development and always played a global exposure medium for developers in its community. Till date, GDG Kathmandu has provided starter's android development training to more than 500 developers in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan.

“For us DevFest is an opportunity to invite different circle of developers and professional who are working on or want to build career on similar kind of technologies. We plan to organize DevFest every year one week before the beginning of Dashain festival and we plan to continue doing this. In future, with collaboration with GDG Pokhara and proposed GDGs in Chitwan, Birgunj & Biratnagar we have plans to organize DevFest throughout the country. Making it a national developers event, a place for celebrating tech geekery - a festival, a common place for developers to engage, share and learn technologies with like minded pals”, said Bhupal Sapkota, the Community Manager of GDG. 

The success of the event last year has inspired the Google Developers to organise the DevFest this year too. Expecting to host over 30,000 developers, in about 63 countries, a total of 160 DevFests are being organised this year. With a core belief that when developers come together to share ideas amazing things can happen, the GDG DevFest in Kathmandu is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 28th of September at Trade Tower in Thapathali. Supporting the general theme behind DevFests - i.e - "Engage, Learn & Share with the Google Developers Community", the DevFest this year will be focusing on the agendas speaker sessions and codelabs on Android, AdMob Platform, Google App Engine, Google+, Google Maps, GWT.

On the occasion of DevFest, PicoVico, a San Francisco based company founded in Nepal will be launching its android application. PicoVico, where Pico stands for pictures and Vico stands for videos, allows the users to make creative and innovative slideshows using their photos.

“With the increasing popularity of android mobiles and mobile cameras, it was necessary that we launch the app that allows users to create and share slideshows with the photos clicked using their mobile phones”, said Suraj Sapkota, one of the co-founders of PicoVico. “With large number of developers coming together for google products discussion, hackathon and code labs, DevFest is the most appropriate platform for us to launch this app”, added Manish Modi, another co-founder of PicoVico.

Organised by Google Developers Group, Kathmandu, the event is supported by Sparrow SMS, as an SMS partner, Google, Google Developers and others.

For registration and more please visit http://ktmgtug.org/devfest13/ or

For info SMS GDG to 34001

Date : September 28, 2013


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